Two Small Towns in Montana Named The Best in America
Two towns in Montana were recently mentioned in an article about the best small towns in America. What Montana towns made the list?
One thing that is true about Montana, is that Montana is full of interesting small towns for people to explore and enjoy. All across the state, you'll find small towns that vary in population. Many of those towns symbolize what makes Montana so great.
Small towns are one of the things that make Montana unique. These small towns have different personalities, and the people are mostly kind and welcoming. So, what are the best small towns in Montana?
Far & Wide published a list of The 100 Best Small Towns in America, and two Montana towns landed on the list. The only guideline for the best small towns was each town must have a population under 10,000. To be honest, that describes a lot of small towns in Montana.
Starting near the bottom of the list is Whitefish. Whitefish landed at #94, and that seems relatively low. Whitefish is a gorgeous small town in Northwest Montana, and it's easy to see why it made the list. Whitefish has an incredible ski mountain, a massive lake, a fantastic downtown area, and is close to Glacier National Park. My brother and sister used to live there, and I made an excuse to visit them as much as possible because Whitefish is a lovely town.
The other Montana town on the list was Big Sky at #42. If you love snowboarding or skiing, this is the town to live in. Big Sky is a small, tight-knit community that sees a massive increase in population during the winter, but the summers are as fantastic. Big Sky has started discussions on becoming incorporated, which means the small town will officially become a town with emergency services and more.
It makes sense that these two towns made the 100 Best Small Towns in America, but we feel they missed a few. One town that should be included on the list is Bigfork. Sitting right on Flathead Lake, Bigfork is a beautiful area and a blossoming downtown. The other town we would love to see on this list is Philipsburg. Philipsburg downtown is small-town America and has one of the best breweries in the Pacific Northwest.
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To see the entire Top 100 Small Towns in America, check out Far & Wide.